Alaskan Malamute

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He's one of the oldest arctic sled breeds
  • He was named after the native Innuit tribe called the Mahlemuts
  • His exact origin has never been discovered
  • He is a popular sled dog
  • In the early 1900's he was mixed with other breeds, but in 1926 a pure strain of the Alaskan Malamute was developed

Personality and Behavior

  • He's loyal, loving, affectionate, and devoted to his family
  • He carries himself with a lot of dignity once matured
  • He's a friendly dog and loves to play, run, and romp around
  • He's a strong, powerful, and muscular dog with a loads of stamina
  • He has a mind of his own and can be stubborn (so he won't obey your every command)
  • He cant be trusted with smaller household pets
  • He is aggressive with other dogs
  • He will get along well with strangers
  • He tends to howl or make "woo woo" sounds instead of barking
  • He likes to be outdoors

Training

  • He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.

Shedding

  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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